Urge the UK Government to release the results of the consultation and ban trophy hunting!
The import and export of hunting trophies continues legally in the UK despite widespread opposition. Body parts from species including African elephants, lions, leopards and many others are brought into the UK each year, including ears, tails, teeth, claws and even feet. Meanwhile, populations of these magnificent animals continue to dwindle. At the end of 2019, the UK Government launched a consultation and call for evidence into proposed plans to ban the import and export of hunting trophies. Over 100,000 HSI supporters signed our petition, which we hand-delivered to the government.
Now in 2021, the UK government is yet to publish the results of the consultation on a potential ban. Ministers have so far spoken strongly in favour of banning imports of hunting trophies from endangered species, but we know that 85% of the public want a ban that applies to all species. Help us urge the government to release the results of the consultation and bring in a complete ban that protects all animals from being killed for kicks.